Food festival to celebrate the diversity of culture in the region as part of the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G’s year-round community programming
ROGERS, Ark., April 26, 2022 – Event organizers announced today that the BITE NW Arkansas food festival will return this summer and fall as a three-part event series in conjunction with the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G. The series will feature events in Downtown Rogers (July 29), Springdale (September 1) and onsite at Pinnacle Country Club (September 23-25) during #NWAChampionship Week.
Since the event’s inception in 2015, the festival has celebrated the region’s best cuisines, restaurants and chefs, giving attendees an elevated culinary experience in their own backyard. Traditionally, held in one location during #NWAChampionship Week, the expanded series will move to various locations throughout the region with both daytime and evening culinary experiences for the community to enjoy.
The 2022 #BITENWA Event Series will kickoff in Downtown Rogers on Friday, July 29 with a one-night event at Frisco Plaza, followed by a one-night event on Thursday, September 1 at The Jones Center in Springdale. The series will conclude with the BITE Experience @ the LPGA, held as part of the LPGA tournament at Pinnacle Country Club, Friday, September 23 – Sunday, September 25.
“We are thrilled for the return of the BITE NW Arkansas and look forward to celebrating the many diverse cultures here in the region through food, art and music,” stated Donna Morris, EVP and Chief People Officer at Walmart. “Through the platform of the food festival, we are proud to continue our efforts to create convening events for the region and to help make NW Arkansas an increasingly inclusive community.”
Tickets for all three BITE NW Arkansas events will go on sale Monday, May 16. Tickets for the July 29 and September 1 events will be available for $35, offering food and drinks samples from more than 30 local restaurants and brands. Tickets for the BITE Experience @ the LPGA will be available for $45, which includes daily grounds access to the #NWAChampionship in addition to food and drink sampling. Interested individuals are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance, as tickets are expected to sell out.
“NW Arkansas has always held a special place in my heart, and I am excited to see an expanded role for BITE in the community in 2022,” said Brian Williams, P&G Vice President, Sam’s Club Team. “The three-part event series gives visibility to the diverse community already here and provides an opportunity to spotlight an even wider array of local talent.”
#NWAChampionship Week returns September 17 – 25, 2022, bringing 144 of the best female golfers in the world to Pinnacle Country Club to compete. In addition to the golf tournament, the week-long schedule of community-driven events will also feature a family-friendly 5k race, women’s empowerment summit and a variety of children’s activities. Ticket sales for the #NWAChampionship will also be available beginning May 16, with volunteer registration opening in early June.